Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers The Board-Members

The Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers (a Texas state board created by the Athletic Trainers Act) is the licensing and regulatory authority of athletic trainers in Texas. The board implements the provisions of Chapter 451, Texas Occupations Code (the Athletic Trainers Act), which was effective September 1, 1971. The board's purpose is to protect public health, safety, and welfare by establishing and enforcing qualifications and standards of practice for licensed athletic trainers.

The board consists of five members who are appointed by the Governor. Three members must be licensed athletic trainers and two members represent the general public. Board members hold office for staggered six-year terms. The board conducts its operations within the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and utilizes DSHS staff and facilities to accomplish its purpose.

David J. Weir, Professional Member
Board Chair

College Station, TX 
Term expires 1/31/2017

Rebecca Spurlock, Professional Member
Board Vice Chair

N. Richland Hills
Term expires 1/31/2015

Cathy Supak, Professional Member
Board Secretary

Houston, TX 
Term expires 1/31/2019

Marty Akins, Public Member
Austin, TX 
Term expires 1/31/2015

David R. Schmidt, M.D., Professional Member
San Antonio, TX
Term expires 1/31/2019

Stewart Myrick
Program Director
Austin, TX

Last updated February 14, 2013